Most managers and executives know their industry will be broadly disrupted by digital trends in the coming years, but far fewer feel they’re adequately prepared. Between the seismic shift to mobile and online interactions, the full transition to the cloud, the bi-monthly doubling of data, and the shifting burden of microservices and containers, the race towards digital disruptions is on.
Digital transformation is something that needs to occur across the whole organization but IT Operations are at the tech heart of any digital business. Is your IT Operations department ready to take your digital business forward? I think most of LOB managers / CXOs will find it very hard to answer.
Despite the proliferation of digital everything, most executives acknowledge that preparing for the digital future is no easy task. It means developing digital capabilities in which a company’s activities, people, culture, and structure are in sync and aligned toward a set of organizational goals.
Despite this, some companies are transcending these constraints, achieving digital capabilities that cut across the enterprise. According to research conducted last year by MIT Sloan Management Review, nearly 90% of digitally maturing organizations — companies in which digital technology has transformed processes, talent engagement, and business models — are integrating their digital strategy with the company’s overall strategy. In most organizations, leading a change within one team, inside one department under one business unit is terribly hard mission, not mentioning cross-organizational transformation!!! (BTW, we will state in our upcoming WP what did these organization do for a digital maturity)
While no business doesn’t feel the pressure to transform into a digital business, IT Operations as the technological heart of the business feels the brunt of the pressure. As DEJ puts it, “the road to digital business runs through IT Operations, but IT operations need to be modernized to enable digital transformation.”
Automation, agile and DevOps are the main elements to building a highly effective, resilient yet flexible and agile IT operational environment for enabling digital transformation. These three elements working in cohesion offer significant ROI benefits for business and TCO reductions for IT departments supporting the business transformation.
In our WP , we discuss the major challenges and the pain-relief pills every organization should be equipped with while transforming.
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